elucidation elucidation

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an act of explaining that serves to clear up and cast light on
  2. (n) an interpretation that removes obstacles to understanding

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Jay Schottenstein , an Ohio business leader and philanthropist, has supported the translation and elucidation of the Talmud Bavli into English, Hebrew and French.
  2. Even events far more remote have had to wait decades for elucidation.
  3. Perhaps the most exciting discussion centered on using the new findings from the elucidation of the human genome to lengthen our productive lives.

News

  • High Country News: An ode to snow in Colorado

    Snow hills. Snow’s excellence needs no elucidation from me, and yet, in this snow-specific season (with lit-up snowflakes on city streets and large snowflakes dangling from the ceilings of department stores), it’s good to revisit one’s reasons for amor.
    on February 28, 2014     Source: Summit Daily News

Quotes

  1. "It is practically impossible to imagine any further elucidation or elaboration coming from TEC (The Episcopal Church) after the successive statements and resolutions from last year's General Convention onwards," Williams wrote.
    on Dec 16, 2007 By: Rowan Williams Source: Christian Post

  2. In a dissent, Justice Antonin Scalia called the majority opinion "painfully opaque, despite its promise of elucidation."
    on Jun 19, 2008 By: Antonin Scalia Source: New York Times

  3. "The elucidation of works of art," TS Eliot wrote, is half of the critic's job; the other half, he said, was "the correction of taste."
    on Aug 5, 2009 By: TS Eliot Source: Wall Street Journal

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